The Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has granted continuing accreditation to the Surgical Technology program at the Baker College of Muskegon. The CAAHEP Board acted upon the accreditation recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
Through the accreditation process, which includes a thorough review of the program, curriculum, resources, faculty and staff, as well as a site visit, the Surgical Technology program at the Baker College of Muskegon was determined to be in substantial compliance with the nationally- approved Standards and Guidelines for educational programs. The CAAHEP standards by which this program was measured have been developed primarily by Surgical Technology professionals, are approved by each profession’s sponsoring organizations, and are intended to reflect required knowledge and skills that a person needs to be able to successfully function within the Surgical Technology profession. CAAHEP Standards focus on quality outcomes, assuring that educational programs are preparing competent Surgical Technology professionals.
“Providing quality assurance in health sciences and health professions education by setting standards for program accreditation and evaluating program performance is the mission of CAAHEP. As each individual program is reviewed, CAAHEP stays focused on each profession’s Standards and quality outcomes to assure that every CAAHEP accredited program is preparing students to be successful as they enter their chosen health care field,” said CAAHEP President Glen Mayhew, DHSc, NRP. “We congratulate the Baker College of Muskegon’s Surgical Technology program on achieving continuing CAAHEP accreditation.”
Students of Baker College’s Surgical Technology program study with practicing surgical professionals to learn how to deliver patient safety by properly applying sterile technique and aseptic principles as well as best practices in providing support to surgeons no matter what procedure they’re performing. The carefully designed curriculum provides classroom theory and hands-on experience to prepare students to enter the field immediately upon graduation.
CAAHEP accredits more than 2,200 educational programs that prepare health professionals in 32 different disciplines. Accreditation is a critical step in a process that is meant to protect the public and ensure a supply of qualified health care professionals. For more information about CAAHEP and accreditation, visit www.caahep.org.
For information on the Surgical Technology program at Baker College, visit the Baker College Surgical Technology Program Page.